Bugis MRT Station

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EW12
DT14

Bugis
武吉士
பூகிஸ்
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Platform of Bugis Station
Station statistics
Address 320 Victoria Street
191 Rochor Road
Singapore 188045/188476
Coordinates 1°18′01″N 103°51′22″E
Line(s) East West Line
Downtown Line
Connection Bus, Taxi
Structure Type Underground
Levels 3
Platforms Island
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 4 November 1989 (East West Line)
22 December 2013 (Downtown Line)
Abbreviation BGS
Operator  SMRT  (EWL)
 SBS Transit  (DTL)
Services
Preceding Station Mass Rapid Transit Following Station
Lavender
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line City Hall
towards Joo Koon
Rochor
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line
(Stage 1)
Promenade
towards Chinatown
Location
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Bugis MRT Station (EW12/DT14) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line and the Downtown Line, and serves as an interchange station between the two lines. It has almost the same design as the neighbouring Lavender, save for the different colours of lights used.

As the distance between the platforms is relatively long, it will have travelators, the third station after Dhoby Ghaut and Serangoon to have travelators within the paid area.

Contents

History

Casualty incident

On 18 July 2012, two Chinese workers died after a temporary scaffolding, about 4 metres high, used for the construction of the new Downtown Line Bugis station subway link roof slab gave way. The incident happened at about 6.50 am. The eight other injured workers who were working on top of the structure, were sent to the nearby Raffles Hospital before rescuers arrived. They had minor injuries and five of them have since been discharged. Of the remaining three workers who were warded, one suffered from abdominal and chest injuries, while another suffered a back injury and the last had a finger injury. Seven of the injured are from Bangladesh while the eighth is from China. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has ordered all construction work to stop, while the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has revoked the construction permit for the site while investigations are underway. MOM said that based on preliminary information gathered, workers were pouring concrete, also known as the casting process, into the formwork when the structure supporting the formwork collapsed. The formwork, located between the new and old sections of the station, was part of the structure being built to form the underground linkway, which is about three to four metres deep. The area affected is localised, measuring about five metres by 10 metres and the entire station is about 7,500 square metres. The Land Transport Authority said the station structure is substantially complete and structurally sound, and that the incident posed no risk to surrounding developments and the public.[1][2][3]

QR code shopping wall

This is an interactive media launched on 7 December 2011 by SMRT in partnership with Cold Storage to enhance the commuters' travelling experience. Using a camera phone with QR code reader installed, one can purchase the items displayed on the media by simply flashing their camera phones on the items and the items would be delivered to them upon payment through the various credit cards.[4][5] Bugis, alongside Boon Lay, was the first to have such media installed.

Art in Transit

Ephemeral by Patrick Chua, attempts to make different experiences of commuters passing by the artwork in their daily journey.[6]

Layout

L1 Street Level Bugis Junction, Golden Landmark, Raffles Hospital
B1 Service Level Restricted Access
B2 EWL Concourse Faregates, General Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
DTL Concourse Faregates, General Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3 Platform A East West Line
towards
EW1
Pasir Ris (→)
towards
CG2
Changi Airport (Transfer at
EW4
Tanah Merah)
(→)
Island platform
Platform B East West Line
towards
EW29
Joo Koon (←)
B4 Transfer Linkway between East West Line concourse & Downtown Line
Service Level Restricted Access
B5 Platform B Downtown Line
towards
DT19
NE4
Chinatown (→)
Island platform
Platform A Downtown Line
towards
DT19
NE4
Chinatown (→)

Exits

  • A - Victoria St
  • B - Raffles Hospital, Victoria St
  • C - Bugis Junction, Victoria St

Rail Service

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 06:03 06:03 06:31 00:14
to EW29 Joo Koon 05:54 05:54 06:20 23:49
Downtown Line
to DT19 Chinatown 06:02 06:02 06:28 23:46

References

  1. "Two dead, eight injured at MRT construction site". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  2. "Two bodies recovered from MRT work site". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  3. "MRT worksite accident: why scaffolding collapsed". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  4. "Shop for turkey at train stations".
  5. "Virtual shopping at some SMRT train stations from Dec 7".
  6. "Downtown Line 1: Art-In-Transit". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 16 October 2013.

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Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 1 Woodlands NorthWoodlandsWoodlands South
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East West Line ViewTalkEdit
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Changi Airport Extension: Tanah MerahExpoChangi Airport

Downtown Line [ VTE ]
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